Driven to Reach People – January 2016

As a church, we are driven to reach people, locally and globally.  Below are updates on how we are pursuing that vision as a church, and how you can be involved!

Brad and Erika Leman are in the midst of raising support in order to go full-time on the mission field with Isaiah 55 Ministries in Reynosa, Mexico.  Read more of their story here, and watch this video(starting at the 55:50 mark) to hear an update they gave last fall on their life, ministry, and mission.  As a church, we are excited to begin our monthly support of them in March of this year, and we’re encouraging and asking other Crosspointers to join their support team, and commit to pray for and financially support their mission.  You can contact  Brad ( or Erika ( for more details about how you can join their team!

Jon Watts is a Crosspointer who we support, who works with Juvenile Justice Ministry in Peoria.  He is hosting two See the Story Events for JJM at the Peoria County Juvenile Detention Center. These events provide you an opportunity to get a glimpse into what God is doing through the ministry in Peoria. To RSVP follow this link.  Would you be willing to join the prayer team for JJM?  They are looking to deliberately engage lots of Christians to intercede on behalf of JJM. If you would like to receive weekly updates via email, please go to and sign up!

Nate and Ruth Reutter are missionaries to Japan that we support.  Read their Christmas 2015 Newsletter and pray for them today!